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Snowbound by Deborah Cooke

Flatiron Five has a new tattoo shop--run by the enigmatic and legendary tattoo artist Chynna. When the moon is full, Chynna creates one tattoo to set two hearts afire and gives it away, with the goal of making romantic dreams come true. Who will be next? Samantha has always idolized her best friend Lexi's big brother Spencer. He's not just gorgeous but a guy who goes after what he wants and gets it. Outgoing, a chef, a creative genius and half-owner of a popular restaurant, Spencer is about as different from a research lab nerd like Sam as a guy can be. Then Sam's picked out of the crowd on a girls' weekend away and given an amazing tattoo by Chynna. A tattoo filled with love magic sounds too good to be true. With the help of her two best friends, Samantha secretly seduces Spencer--only to learn that one magical night isn't going to be enough for either of them.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158899201
Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke
Publication date: 03/20/2018
Series: Secret Heart Ink , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 96,061
File size: 880 KB

About the Author

Bestselling and award-winning author Deborah Cooke has published over fifty novels and novellas, including historical romances, fantasy romances, fantasy novels with romantic elements, paranormal romances, contemporary romances, urban fantasy romances, time travel romances and paranormal young adult novels. She writes as herself, Deborah Cooke, as Claire Delacroix, and has written as Claire Cross. She is nationally bestselling, #1 Kindle Bestselling, KOBO Bestselling, as well as a USA Today and New York Times’ Bestselling Author. Her Claire Delacroix medieval romance, The Beauty, was her first book to land on the New York Times List of Bestselling Books. Deborah was the writer-in-residence at the Toronto Public Library in 2009, the first time TPL hosted a residency focused on the romance genre, and she was honored to receive the Romance Writers of America PRO Mentor of the Year Award in 2012. Deborah lives in Canada with her family.

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Snowbound (Secret Heart Ink, #1) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
pwall55 21 days ago
Snowbound (Secret Heart Ink 1) by Deborah Cooke is loosely tied to the Flatiron series. Olivia receives a tattoo from the new shop which has just opened in the Flatiron Five. I enjoyed the connection but then the story continues with Olivia’s life. She had just been a guest opening shop night, so her story takes place elsewhere. This is a crush on a friend’s brother story. Olivia and Spencer are opposites in their interests and approaches to life. One way is that Olivia is clinical while Spencer is all about the senses. Together they seem to mesh into this whole unique great blend of the two. Convincing Olivia is where the problem comes into play. Like the Flatiron Series, this series is steamy and borders on erotic but not too far. The writing is great, the romance seems real so the passion fits. Then there is a touch of mysticism to help these two find their HEA which is wonderfully done. 4.5 Stars The publisher/author gave me a complimentary ARC of the book which I voluntarily chose to read and reviewed. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
NanatoAS 5 months ago
In this awesome beginning to a spinoff of the Flatiron Five series, Olivia receives a magical heart tattoo during a full moon from Chynna and concocts a crazy stunt to pull on her friend’s brother, Spenser. Olivia has been attracted to Spenser for years but was always afraid to act on her feelings, believing that there is no such thing as a love that will last. When Olivia seduces a blindfolded Spenser, he immediately realizes the identity of his mystery lover and is determined to convince her that they have a future. A convenient snowstorm gives Spenser more time to work his magic. The characters are well rounded, lovable and their interactions are hot, hot, hot! A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book and my comments here are my honest opinion.
FanniAnn 6 months ago
I have read this author's historical stories and loved them so when I was given the chance to read a contemporary with a little magic I thought I'd give it a try. I'm so glad I did, this is interesting from the first and had me turning the pages as fast as I could read. I loved Spencer and how he was with Olivia, I can't wait to read more from her. I received a copy from Bookfunnel and I am voluntarily leaving my own honest opinion
Sandy-thereadingcafe 7 months ago
3.75 stars--SNOWBOUND is the first instalment in Deborah Cooke’s contemporary, adult SECRET HEART INK erotic, romance novella series-a spinoff from the author’s FLATIRON FIVE series. This is research geneticist Olivia, and chef/restaurant owner Spencer’s story line. You do not have to have read the Flatiron Five series to follow but several characters cross-over for cohesion and familiarity. Told from several third person perspectives including Olivia and Spencer SNOWBOUND follows research geneticist Olivia as she prepares for a new job and new life in England. A final party to say goodbye, Olivia and her friends Lexi and Reyna headed off to F5, an upscale night club wherein Olivia will be ‘selected’ by legendary tattoo artist Chynna, for a one of a kind, personal tattoo with the goal of making romantic dreams come true. Enter Spencer, chef and restaurant owner, Lexi’s brother, and the man whom Olivia has lusted after most of her adult life. What ensues is Olivia’s blindfold seduction of Spencer on the eve of her trip abroad, and the potential fall-out as Spencer and Olivia don’t see eye to eye on love or happily ever afters. SNOWBOUND focuses on Olivia’s struggle with relationships and love. Raised by a single mother burned by the children’s father, Olivia and her brother Brandon, struggle with the deception and lies from the past, deception that has hardened their hearts to romance and love. Deborah Cooke pulls the reader into a sexy and engaging story line with a stubborn and guarded heroine, and a determined hero. The premise is moving ; the romance is provocative and fated; the characters are strong and edgy. A quick read, SNOWBOUND is an energetic, sensual and erotic read for all to enjoy.
Hfowler 7 months ago
 First off, I didn’t want this to end.  I wanted more from Olivia and Spencer; I really wish this had been a full novel.  They were such strong characters together and the plot was entertaining and wonderful.  Loved every second and wanted more. Second, I didn’t even mind that this was pretty close to being a novella; the plot was strong enough, the characters were great, and the chemistry just made for an awesome story. This does not fall to the novella curse! Loved. Every. Second. Deborah, why did this one have to end so soon?? A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book and my comments here are my honest opinion.
Robindpdx 7 months ago
This was a fun, well-written contemporary romance. Olivia, a scientist, doesn't believe in love or magic, but she wins a tattoo gifted at the full moon that is intended to make romantic dreams come true. She decides to set up a secret one night stand with her best friend's brother, who she has always found attractive. They get snowed in and Spencer take the opportunity to try to convince her to give love a chance. This book is a spin-off of the Flatiron Five series. I enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it to others.
FaeScot More than 1 year ago
Short, steamy, fabulous fantasy read. Non-risk taker, ever practical, scientific overachiever Olivia wins a tattoo when she's out for the evening celebrating with her two outgoing friends. Chynna the famous tattoo artist has opened a shop in the Flatiron Five Club. She has decided to create and give away a True Love full moon magic imbued tattoo every month. Olivia wins the first one. Olivia doesn't believe in magic or true love but isn't going to disappoint her friends. They pry out of her her ultimate fantasy and set about to make it happen. Olivia has been fantasizing about her friend Lexi's brother Spencer. She's up for her friends' plan but only if Spencer doesn't know who is seducing him and it's the night before she leaves for a new job in England. She's not sure she'll ever be back so it's perfect as far as Olivia is concerned. Poor Spencer doesn't know when he flies home that he's being kidnapped to be seduced by a "stranger". Once blindfolded he doesn't have too much problem figuring out it's Olivia by her scent and he's so on board with that. He's been lusting after her for years but afraid to make a move because she's his sisters BFF and he doesn't want to ruin the friendship. Then it snows them in, Olivia misses her plane and Spencer has time to seduce her into maybe believing in enduring love. What a "HOT" time is had snowed in!!! Thank you Deborah for the ARC of this story for my honest review. I loved it! It was just the story I needed after all the paranormal ARC's I've been reading.